3 days Marrakech to Zagora and Merzouga desert
3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert tour
Marrakech to Merzouga desert trip 3 Days / Shared desert tour to Merzouga dunes
Desert tours are two options: the first option is 3 days Marrakech desert tour to Merzouga or option 2 is 3 days Marrakech to Zagora desert, they are our most popular Moroccan desert tours. they leave every day from Marrakesh. The desert safari is ideal for those who want to discover the deep Moroccan desert in Merzouga desert and do not mind driving for long hours. The tour is rich in scenery. You will never get bored because you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic change in the scene is amazing. From the fertile Al-Haouz Plains around Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, then to the various valleys and Oasis. In the end, the rocky plateaus are followed by the picturesque dunes of Erg Chebbi. The highlight of our 3 days desert tour Marrakech to Merzouga is camel rides at sunset and sleeping all night under the stars in your desert camp.
3 days Marrakech desert tour
+Duration: 3 Days & 2 nights
+Departure: 08:00 am
+Starting Location: Marrakech
+Ending Location: Marrakech
3 days Marrakech Desert Tour highlights
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy
+ Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site
+ Drive to The valley of Dades Via Ouarzazate and Roses Valley
+ Visit the Todgha Gorges of Tinghir and Drive across Erfoud to the Sahara Desert
+ ride a camel through the sand dunes to see the beautiful sunset
+ the overnight under the sky full stars in fantastic Desert camp
+ Drive back to Marrakech
+ Cross the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi Ntichka curvy
+ Visit The Unesco world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou site and The studios of Ouarzazate
+ spend the first night in the traditional Hotel/Riad
+ Drive along Draa Valley with its fortified villages, palm trees dotted rivers, and oasis
+ Ride your camel watching the sunset at Zagora desert
+ the overnight under the sky full of stars at your Berber desert camp
3 days Marrakech to Desert tour
Itinerary 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Tour Option 1
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Boumalne Dades
On this exciting and exciting tour of the south-eastern half of Morocco, you will travel in a modern air-conditioned Car 4×4 or Minibus. Our guide will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel at 8:00 am. and escort you to our starting point. We will travel through the Atlas Mountains and descend to the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
The Kasbah (although there are actually six within this walled city) is a wonderful place. Here you will feel almost as if you have traveled back in time to the days of gladiators, desert nomads, and ancient markets. On this first day, we will eat at the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou once the guided tour is over.
The second stop on our first day will be in Ouarzazate. We will admire the landscape of a city where several box office hits have been filmed. Classics like The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia are among the films that have been shot in this city, which is often called “The Entrance to the Desert”.
In this city, we can stop at a café before adventures in the Dades Valley. Once there you can relax in a private guest house in Dades in a room with a bathroom and enjoy the culinary delights of a Moroccan dinner.
Day 2: Boumalne Dades - Todra Gorges - Merzouga Desert camp
The next morning we will have a hearty breakfast in our guest house and depart for the Todra Gorge. The Todra Gorge will leave you speechless as it has spectacular views that will make you wonder why it is not considered one of the wonders of the world. After lunch we will travel to Merzouga and the Overnight Stay in a Desert Camp.
Merzouga is truly in the heart of the desert. Here we will climb Our camels and cross the Erg Chebbi Dunes and end up in a Berber camp in the desert where we will spend the night. In this desert camp you will enjoy dinner and breakfast in the morning before completing the last day of our return trip to Marrakech.
Day 3: Merzouga - Marrakech
Our camels will take us back to Merzouga Erg Chebbi and from there we will continue through the Draa Valley, where we will admire the views in Rissani. Here the architecture of the Moroccan palaces, doors, and temples deserve to be taken in the photo.
In the last part of our excursion, we will move to Nqob and then to Tamnougalt before reaching the already familiar city of Ouarzazate once again. You will be able to eat at any restaurant before we head, through the Atlas Mountains, back to Marrakech for the end of our trip. We will arrive in Marrakech at around 8 in the afternoon.the end of Our 3 days Marrakech Desert Tour
Itinerary 3 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour Option 2
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate
after breakfast, we’ll leave Marrakech to Ouarzazate. On our way drive through the Atlas mountains and its scenic landscapes. we will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
(Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987), a fortified enclosure within a walled town that you will surely recognize, since this citadel has been the scene of such famous films as Gladiator, Sahara, Asterix, and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, among many others.
Continuation to Ouarzazate and panoramic view of the city and Kasbah Taourirt; In former times the residence of the Pasha Glaoui. Visit of its main rooms where the “del Pacha” room stands out, with beautiful views of the valley. Dinner and accommodation in Ouarzazate.
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdz - Zagora Desert camp
After breakfast we will head towards the city of Agdz, crossing the port of Tizi N´Tinifift (1,660 meters), a succession of steep mountains of black and gray rock of unusual beauty from which we can contemplate an incomparable panoramic view of the Draa Valley. Little by little we will go deeper into the majestic palm grove of the Draa Valley, the largest palm grove in Africa with more than 150 kilometers in length, dotted with kasbah, villages, and orchards.
We will leave the road to take a track that will introduce us to the heart of the palm grove and after the tour, we will finally arrive at Zagora, the arrival point of the caravans from the mythical Timbuktu. From here, and before sunset, we will go to the point where the Berber tents camp is located where we will spend the night. Upon arrival and after having a welcome tea, a dromedary ride and we will contemplate a sunset that we will never forget. To end the day we will have another wonderful experience, which will be to dine in the heat of the bonfire, and we will sleep in a tent. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: Zagora Desert camp - Marrakech
Today we have to get up early to enjoy the sunrise in the desert, see how the day is born and little by little the desert wakes up filling with light wrapped in an incredible silence. After the experience, breakfast, and departure to Zagora to visit Tamegroute, the pottery craftsmen, and their underground Kasbah. Transfer back to Marrakech, arriving in the late afternoon. END OF OUR SERVICES. You will be dropped off at the Djemaa el Fna Square or as close as possible to your accommodation, whenever possible. Please note that if you are located in a riad within the medina, you cannot be left at the door. If you want a cart to bring you to your Riad. Here it’s the end of Our 3 days Marrakech Desert Tour
GOOD TO KNOW
What's included: in 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert and Zagora
+ Free transfer from Marrakech airport to your hotel the day of your arrival in Marrakech
+ Pick up at your hotel in Marrakech
+ Visit to the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Valley, Todra Gorge
+ Local guide who will meet you at the Todra Gorge
+ Sunset and sunrise camel rides
+ 1 night in a standard tent in a desert camp
+ Breakfast and dinner included
+ 1 night hotel in the Dades Valley or 1 night hotel in Ouarzazet in the option 2
+Transfer with driver from Merzouga to Marrakech or Zagora to Marrakech
What's not included: in 3 days Marrakech to Merzouga desert and Zagora
– tips (a guide in Ait Ben Haddou usually costs 3EUR/Dollar)